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Portable Hard Drive Doesn't work

By jasav006 ·
Hi Dear,

i've one portable hard drive which i was using from last 3 months and it was working fine suddenly i found some sound coming off it like
tik tik tik and after that it bacame unuseable i tried alot to do something but was fail then my friend informed me that it has fallen from him is there any way to get back the data.

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no there isn't

by .Martin. In reply to Portable Hard Drive Doesn ...

from what you describe, the Hard Drive has failed, in which case there is nothing you can do to save your data

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by .Martin. In reply to no there isn't

this should have been posted in the Question section

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A simple no from me would've sufficed then.

by Ron K. In reply to also

Yeah... <br>
It's early, I'm bored. All I can answer are the easy questions anyway so I pick 'em where I see 'em.

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by .Martin. In reply to A simple no from me would ...

your not a morning person?

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Morning is the best time of day for me.

by Ron K. In reply to so

At least for a couple of hours. It's downhill after that.

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What you describe may be the 'click of death'.

by Ron K. In reply to Portable Hard Drive Doesn ...

http://www.techwarelabs.com/community/showthread.php?p=71251 <br>
If you can't access the data yourself there are data recovery companies that may be able to recover your data. I've never used them but I understand that they're expensive. They can charge several hundreds of dollars just to quote how much it will cost to recover your data and then prices may range into the thousands of dollars. <br>
Knowing how expensive it is makes me create backups of almost everything. I have backups of backups.

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I have heard

by .Martin. In reply to What you describe may be ...

that putting the drive in a freezer in an antistatic bag will let it work for a few minutes.

tried this once, but it just screwed up the drive more

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I tried that too.

by Ron K. In reply to I have heard

I didn't get anywhere.

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Maybe, with the correct software.

by A.T.I.1357 In reply to Portable Hard Drive Doesn ...

Sometimes you can, sometimes you can't. And even if you can there is a chance that all the data is not recoverable. The trick is to find someone who will not charge you an arm and a leg for doing it.

How I know this, I have a buddy who has recovered data off of bad hard drives. He has had several people come to him that have took it to a computer store that told them it could not be recovered, yet he was able to recover the information.

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Re:Portable Hard Drive Doesn't work

by futuremark In reply to Portable Hard Drive Doesn ...

As what you described, it is a physical damage.
The hope is slim.

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